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Alleged repeat sexual predator arrested in Burholme

Live surveillance and a civilian tip helped Philadelphia police capture an alleged repeat sexual predator who was hiding out at a house in the Northeast on Monday night. It wasn’t the first time that he has been accused of rape.


Gunman sought in Lawncrest fatal shooting

Police are still trying to identify a gunman who shot a Lawncrest resident on the street about two blocks from his home on May 10.


Video released in NE warehouse burglary

A man who burglarized a Holmesburg vending company’s warehouse on May 1 may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyway.


Man wanted for utility debt scam

Tierre Kirkland promised folks he could help them settle their overdue water and property tax bills, but it was all a sham, authorities say.


Prison officer charged for beating inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer has been charged with official oppression, assault and related crimes for what District Attorney Seth Williams described as the “brutal beating” of an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg last November.


Crime log: May 13, 2015

April 20 through May 3


Police trying to ID Castor Gardens robber

An armed robber probably thought he had the cashier of Summerdale Mini-Market cornered when he pointed his handgun through a gap in the victim’s protective booth. Instead, the worker ran from his cubicle, leaving the masked crook to flee empty-handed.


Guilty plea in Medicare fraud case

Federal prosecutors have obtained another guilty verdict involving a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by a former Bustleton-based private ambulance company.


Morrell woman charged in fatal DUI crash

A Morrell Park woman is facing new drunk-driving-related homicide charges nine months after she allegedly ran down a man who was waiting at a bus stop near her home.


Five hurt in six-vehicle crash on Blvd.

At least five people were hospitalized in a massive multi-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.